Saturday 30th March at 15:00
Old Trafford will be bouncing on Saturday as it was confirmed earlier in the week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be taking over the club on a full-time basis. He’s been given a three-year contract. I doubt any side would have wanted to face Manchester United this weekend, let alone at Old Trafford. In this article, we will look at the current form of both these sides and we will give our predictions.
Using our football form guide, you can see that over the past six games it’s Watford who is in better form at the moment, having won four and lost two. Manchester United is currently ninth in the form table, with three wins, two defeats and a draw against rivals Liverpool.
Despite the good form for Watford, we might want to dig a litter deeper into their away form. Looking at the last five games, they have lost three. Those three games were away to Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City. In fact, they have lost every game they have played against the big six away from home. Will this one be any different? Manchester United’s home form suggests it will be more of the same.
Under Solskjaer, Manchester United have not yet lost at home in the league and have scored two or more goals in every game bar one, the 0-0 draw with Liverpool. If you remember that game, Manchester United had to make all three substitutions before half-time and were forced to keep an injured Marcus Rashford on the pitch. Saturday’s fixture will be a different kind of test for Ole’s side.
Manchester United has kept just two clean sheets at home this season. This was not just a problem under Jose Mourinho, as the Red Devils have shipped home goals against Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley and Southampton since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the wheel at Old Trafford.
Watford has scored more goals on the road than they have at home, notching 1.44 goals per game. They have struggled for clean sheets, too, keeping one in just 19% of games this season. Looking at this, and the fact that 79% of home games for Manchester United has seen both teams score, leads me towards that very market. I think Manchester United will be raring to go on Saturday and Watford will be hopeful party-poopers. BTTS (Both Teams to Score) is currently 1.80 for this fixture.
Latest Predictions for Manchester United vs Watford:
- BTTS:YES (100 Coins) @ 1.80
- Home Win (50 Coins) @ 1.43
- BTTS:YES (2000 Coins) @ 1.77
- Home Win (100 Coins) @ 1.44
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Head to Head (Past Fixtures)
Manchester United has won six of the last seven games between these sides. The last meeting between these sides was back in September, where United scored twice in 5 minutes through Lukaku and Smalling. You can view all of the previous meetings, and much more by interacting with the widget below: